Oklahoma Sooners vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Oklahoma Sooners (2-0) will travel to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-2) Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 PM ET at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska and can be viewed on FOX.  

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After two weeks of play the sixth ranked Sooners seem unfazed by the departure of Lincoln Riley and QB Caleb Williams to USC. They opened the season with a dominating 45-13 win over UTEP and managed to cover the 31.0-point spread. The offense started slow last week but were able to turn things around in the second half to defeat Kent State 33-3. Oklahoma failed to cover the spread against the Golden Flashes but a combined two points in quarters one and four makes it difficult to cover a 33.0-point spread. Oklahoma will now look to carry that momentum into Nebraska to take on their former Big-12 rival.

Just three games into the season and the Nebraska Cornhuskers have already parted ways with Head Coach Scott Frost after a troubling start. The Cornhuskers opened the season with a 31-28 loss to Northwestern followed by a solid 38-17 win over North Dakota. Last week ended in another loss, this time against Georgia Southern who had no problem moving the ball up and down the field against the Cornhuskers. Not only are they struggling to win games, but Nebraska has let all faithful bettors down this season with an 0-3 ATS record. The offense has been surprisingly good despite their record, but their defense needs a ton of work if they hope to hang around with the sixth ranked team in the Nation. 

At first glance of this game, Oklahoma appears to be the no brainer pick to cover the 11.0-point spread. However, dig a little deeper and you may find that backing the Cornhuskers is the play here. Nebraska has played well at home against Oklahoma in recent past and I think this spread is a bit overinflated with the firing of Frost. The Cornhuskers have shown they can score the ball, the defense just needs a few adjustments headed into this game. Taking the points and the Cornhuskers as the offense should be able to keep them in this game.  

Score Prediction: Oklahoma 38, Nebraska 28
Best Bet: Nebraska +11 (-110)


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Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
Matchup: Big 12 vs. Big Ten
Venue: Memorial Stadium
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Time-TV: FOX, 12:000 p.m. ET
Expert Picks


Entering this matchup, the Sooners are 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS. Oklahoma is 18-2 SU in their last 20 games and 16-4 SU in their last 20 games on the road. The Sooners have struggled against Nebraska in recent past, going 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against the Cornhuskers and 1-4 SU in their last five road games at Memorial Stadium. The total has gone under in four of their last five games against Big-10 opponents. 

It is tough to judge an offense when playing against Kent State and UTEP, but from what I have seen the Sooners offense looks strong. They have focused on a balanced attack thus far, averaging 264.5 passing yards (T-52nd) and 196.5 rushing yards (T-42nd) per game while putting up 39.0 points per game. QB Dillon Gabriel has done a respectable job leading the offense with 529 passing yards, five TD’s, and 0 INT. WR Marvin Mims has contributed to more than half of Gabriels’s passing yards with 10 rec., 244 TD’s, and two TD’s. Do not be surprised to see these two link up for some big yardage Saturday going against a Nebraska defense that does not look ready to handle a top 10 program.  

Oklahoma’s defense has looked just as good, if not better, than their offense has after two weeks of play. The Sooners are allowing opponents 96.0 rushing yards, 209.5 passing yards, 305 total yards, and 8.0 points per game. Last week against Kent State, Oklahoma gave up just three points and 295 total yards while forcing two turnovers. Expect them to try and replicate that intensity this week.  

Oklahoma has won 21 of its last 23 games. (Getty)


Headed into week four of the College Football season, the Cornhuskers are 1-2 SU and 0-3 ATS. Nebraska is 1-8 SU in their last nine games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games at home. Going against this trend, the Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games when playing at home against Oklahoma. The total has gone under in four of their last five games against Oklahoma and four of their last five games played in September.

The losses that Nebraska has faced this season has not been due to lack of scoring. In fact, the Cornhuskers offense has looked solid through their first three games of the season averaging 288.7 (33rd) passing yards, 203.7 rushing yards (35th), and 36.0 points per game (79th). QB Casey Thompson has come out slinging the pigskin with 866 passing yards, four TD’s, and three INT’s. If Thompson can limit his interceptions moving forward this offense will be tough for opposing defenses to defend. RB Anthony Grant has also had a nice start to the season with 428 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Expect Grant to be a large part of the offensive game plan on Saturday.  

Nebraska’s defense has had a rough three weeks to say the least. Entering this matchup, they are allowing opponents 284.7 passing yards, 207.3 rushing yards, 492 total yards, and 31.0 points per game. This could be a huge problem for the Cornhuskers this week going up against Oklahoma’s high-powered offense although I think some major kinks will be worked out after last week's loss to Georgia Southern. I do not expect them to win this game, but I do think the Cornhuskers keep it close enough to cover the 11-point spread.


  • Oklahoma is 21-2 SU last 23 games.
  • Oklahoma is 6-1 SU last seven games when facing Nebraska.
  • Oklahoma is 4-8 ATS last 12 games when facing Nebraska.
  • Oklahoma is 1-3-1 ATS last five road games.
  • UNDEER has hit in four of five meetings.
  • Nebraska is 1-4 ATS last five games.
  • Nebraska has gone OVER the total in four of five games.
  • Nebraska is 1-8 SU last nine games.